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  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 07:30 PM · 25 rsvps
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA

    Living Essentials

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       This event intents to make spirituality meaningful in our daily lives and during the session we cover the process of purification. Practical techniques and steps to the inculcate a deep sense of spirituality.  Borrowing from traditional text, we contextualize the methods used for moderns understands.  Helping re-engage our perspective and bringing mindfulness. 

     We will be covering what it mean to "Keep Vigil" in our daily life and perspective.  What is mean t o be a believer in a age where faith it self is being questioned.  Describes the symptoms of having a forgetful mind.  The heart is an organ designed to be in a state of remembrance of GOD.  It yearns always to remember GOD and when GOD is not remembered, the human hearts falls into a state of agitation and turmoil.   The discussion is facilitated by Abdullah Haroon

    #Socialize | #Discuss | #Meditate

    Sip the Tea! Smell the Oud! 

  • Sunday, January 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 13 rsvps
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA

    Stories of The Prophets

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    The Qiṣaṣ al-'Anbiyā' (Arabic: قصص الأنبياء‎) or Stories of the Prophets is any of various collections of stories of the Noble Prophets. Because the lives of biblical figures — the Muslim prophets or أنبياء 'anbiya' — were covered only briefly in the Qur'an, scholars, poets, historians, and storytellers felt free to elaborate, clothing the bare bones with flesh and blood. Unlike Qur'an commentaries, however, which follow the order and structure of the Qur'an itself, the Qiṣaṣ told its stories of the prophets in chronological order – which makes them similar to the Jewish and Christian versions of the Bible.

    The Qiṣaṣ thus usually begins with the creation of the world and its various creatures including angels, and culminating in God's masterpiece, Adam, created by His own hand and given life from His own breath. Following the stories of the Prophet Adam and his family come the tales of Idris, Nuh, Shem, Hud, Salih, Ibrahim, Isaac,Ismail and his mother Hajar, Lut, Ishaq, Jacob and Esau, Yousuf, Shuaib, Musa and his brother Aaron, Khidr, Joshua, Josephus, Eleazar, Elijah, Samuel, Saul, Dawud, Sulaiman, Yunus, Dhul-Kifl and Dhul-Qarnayn all the way up to and including Yahya(John) and Isa(Jesus) son of Mariam.

    Stories of the Prophet was written by Sidi Muahmmed AL-Jamal the chief custodian and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Sometimes the author incorporated related local folklore or oral traditions, and many of the Qiṣaṣ al-'Anbiyā''s tales echo medieval Christian and Jewish stories.


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